Arsène Wenger explains José Mourinho touchline bust-up.


Arsène Wenger does not regret the touchline burst-up with Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in the Gunners 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

Arsène Wenger and Jose Mourinho have both shared a frigid relationship over the last few months and they both clashed on the touchline in the first half of the match on Sunday.

However, the Arsenal boss insisted that he was just worried about Sánchez and had no aim of causing any trouble with Jose Mourinho.

“I just wanted to see how Sánchez was and somebody stood in front of me,” said Wenger.

“I was not in his (Mourinho’s) technical area and if you look at the game again you will see how many times he came into our technical area and how many times he walked on the pitch.

“I do not want to make a philosophical debate about it, it’s an incident that happened in the game and that’s it. I don’t think it looks so terribly bad.”

Arsène Wenger also continued his war of words with the Chelsea manager on Sunday by saying that he “doesn’t listen” to what Mourinho says after the defeat.

When asked what Mourinho said to him when the pair clashed, Wenger replied: “Honestly, I don’t listen to what he says.”

Wenger continued: “What is there to regret after that?

“I wanted to go from A to B and somebody confronted me in between without any sign of welcome.

“I can try to push you and when [I do] you will see what my [pushes are really like]. It was a little one.”


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